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Jul 8, 2013 5:00pm EDT
right angle on the runway and it was out for repairs at sfo. our team coverage continues with bruce leshan who has been talking with pilots today who say that should not have been a problem for the pilot. >> reporter: a spectacular and busy day at the airport in frederick, maryland, lots of planes coming and going on what are called visual flight rules. >> visual flight rules are very simply looking outside and being able to see other airplanes, being able to see the airport, runway and so forth. >> look at its nose up in the air. oh, my god. oh, it's an accident. >> reporter: the sky was clear in san francisco on saturday, too. the pilot should have been able to line up an approach visually. the red and white airport lights that help with your approach angle were working according to the ntsb. >> if the aircraft is too low, all the lights will be red and the way we remember that is red over red you're dead. >> reporter: not working, the guide slope system, a kind of radio beacon that helps bring planes in. we are flying over san francisco and getting a good look at it right now. at
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